“Up From The Ashes” by Kanye West, produced by Dr. Dre, initially appeared to be the introduction to Jesus Is King. The track’s title comes from the phrase “rise from the ashes,” which means to emerge from something that has been destroyed. This expression has its origins in the story of the phoenix, a mythological bird that is born again from the ashes of its predecessor.
The narrative of the phoenix also resembles the account of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from The Bible, who rose from the grave three days after being crucified—this coincides with the overall theme of the album.
Last year, Kanye west held a Sunday Service at Greater Emmanuel Temple Church in Lynwood where Ye took some time out of his performance to reveal why Dr. Dre finally gave his stamp of approval.
“Jesus Is King is my first clean album. I used to spend all my time trying to make my beats be mixed as good as Dr. Dre. Who knew all I had to do was do an album for God and then Dr. Dre would start mixing my beats? Spend your time on God, and he will handle the rest.”
“Up From The Ashes” full track has just hit the internet. You can listen to the track in full below: